Tag Archives: reflection

Comfortable with Uncomfortable

Division with decimals, particularly decimal divisors has always been a challenging topic for me to wrap my head around. Based on my own procedural understanding of this concept, it was impossible for me to conceive of teaching division with decimals … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Have to Be All or Nothing

October 29, 2014. That was the last time I posted to my blog.  Somewhere along the way I’ve imposed upon myself this “rule” that a post must be lengthy, detailed, and eloquent. There must be something spectacular to share or … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundation for 2013-2014

The first day of school. In less than ten days! Yikes. Clearly there is no time like the present to set goals and lay the foundation for 2013-2014. Building Block #1: Rapport The tables were turned in June, as my … Continue reading

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MS Favorite Three from TMC

For the past week or so, I have tried to hold on to every last detail and every last feeling from TMC13 (Twitter Math Camp). Reflection is a great way to make those moments last and allow each one of … Continue reading

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Hurray! My First Global Math Presentation!

Hurray for me! Though slightly terrified, I presented for the first time at Global Math (without talking at the speed of light)! The topic for the evening – My Favorites: Let’s Get it Organized! The favorite shared was a sorting … Continue reading

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Homework Review – A Work in Progress

Insert here your remark about my homework blog post being one day late! Homework in math is expected. Review and practice are seen as part of developing automaticity and fluency. My students are assigned homework after they have had the … Continue reading

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Self-Checking = Brilliance!

Copies of the answer key are at the front of the room. When you are finished with your test, come up and mark your work. Please leave your pencil at your desk and use one of the green pens. Circle … Continue reading

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